Both this week an next we’ll be discussing some of the most neglected yet interesting photographic subjects around — doors, windows, and rooftops. Additionally, Fun Photo Friday this week and next will feature some of my favorite photographs of these often ignored architectural details.
When traveling to colorful, rustic locations with lots of history what better way to tell the story of your travels than through architecture? I contend that there simply isn’t one.
Anybody with a camera can take a picture of a skyline, but it takes the eye of an artist to zero in on the unexpected and to get the most out of some small detail that may be overlooked by most other tourists.
But you have to be focused on detail rather than taken in by panorama. By now regular visitors to this blog know that I’m big on thinking outside the box when it comes to photographic compositions. Anyone can snap a shot of the Eiffel Tower, but it takes mental imaging and imagination to focus on just one particular section of some landmark that presents both a unique perspective while preserving the flavor, essence, and recognition factor of that particular landmark. Take Santorini, Greece, as an example. Anyone can take a picture of the blue domes of Santorini, but how many tourists come back with shots such as the following one?
Here are a few more examples of focusing on detail rather than trying to take in the clichéd wide view (as always, just click on an image below to bring up a slideshow of the enlarged images):